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to be a worldwide event in terms of coverage. there we have the governor of connecticut. governor malloy, here he comes. now, we just lost the feed, unfortunately. we're going to get back as soon as we can. in fact, we now have visual feed. here he is. >> in the ensuing hours since this unspeakable and tragic event occurred here, as you know, there are a number of victims, teachers, support personnel in the building. children, beautiful, beautiful children who had simply come to school to learn and their day ended a very different way than any of us possibly could have imagined. quite frankly, as we stand here today, still can't imagine what traps pyred there. . >> evil visited this community today. and it's too early to speak of recovery. but each parent, each sibling each member of the family has to understand that connecticut, we're all in this together. we'll do whatever we can to overcome this event. we will get through it. but this is a terrible time for this community and for these famili families. our police personnel and others are doing the utmost to clear this situation as soon as poss
in connecticut is so much greater than the pleasure that shooting at targets with a 30-clip would give to target shooters. really it's a no brainer to me. and the shooter in the aurora theater had a clip with 100 rounds of ammunition. that's why he was able to shoot up that whole theater in two or three minutes. and there were military personnel in there. if he had just been -- if he had had to stop, they could have tackled him. they could have taken him out. >> the reason he didn't have to stop, governor, is because he had those hundred-round clips. and let's not forget, governor, in newtown one of those kids had 11 bullets in him. we're talking about some unbelievable things here. >> unbelievable evil. you're absolutely right. one of the points the congresswoman made and we should remember this is in aurora although the majority of the victims were adults, there were two 6-year-old and 7-year-old and there was one 6-month-old baby. 6-month-old baby that got killed. so this isn't the first time we've lost our kids. >> when does it end? >> when does it stop? >> and when is the legislative respon
shouldn't fight for it. joining me now is congressman joe courtney, democrat from connecticut and congressman john yomoff, democrat from kentucky. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >> thanks, reverend. >> let me start with you, congressman, the tragedy happened in your home state. what will we be able to get done? when will we get meaningful gun legislation for those victims. >> well, again, last night, the president laid out the challenge to our country. i think he very powerfully spoke really not just as a political leader, but as a parent that we are failing the test on protecting not only the people of this country but our children. and now the whole world is watching, literally, because they were watching last night. but the people in that room where i was, the brothers and sisters of the victims who were there holding stuffed animals, their parents who, you know, the feeling of bewilderment and grief and the first responders and teachers, they expect us to not just let this thing sort of blow over. we cannot let that happen. the assault weapon ban which is c
before last action network and i went to connecticut because we must reach out and not go and finger point one community is more important than another. we all are in trouble. how do we get the congress to move in the light of this situation that has just happened in connecticut that has been happening in chicago, been happening in new york, as you've worked with us, you remember now, been happening all over this country. how do we get them to move now and not let the holidays take this off of the minds of the american public and therefore, your klicolleagues escape throu the stroke of distraction. >> there's an epidemic of gun violence all across america. it's been increasingly prevalent in suburban communities. it's something that we in the inner city in brooklyn and harlem, southeast washington, d.c., south central los angeles have been dealing with and it's become all too familiar. this summer in new york city was a summer of great violence. as you know, you helped to shine the spot light on some of the things that were taking place in new york. the problem now is one that i thin
already legal in iowa, vermont, massachusetts, connecticut, washington state, going to be legal in 2013 in maine and maryland and also washington, d.c. from late november, should same-sex marriage be recognized? in favor, 53%. opposed, 46%. on and on showing the shift in america. i know in 2003 when i first took a position, i get a much different reaction now than before. do you think this growth in public opinion towards marriage equality is also something that the court now says we're ready to deal with this? >> i think so. and i want to talk about why we are seeing that shift and one of the amazing things that happened in it is that the opposition to guy marriage had to come into court and to raise their right happened and to see under oath that some of them refuse to testify. some of them we approved it was junk science. one of the most notable things about the proposition 8 cases is that their one sole key witness opposing marriage equality has come to our side and did not end up in favor of guy marriage now. what happens when we tell our stories, when we share our stories who we r
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